Guy Fredrickson
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How to Size Oar Length (Based on Paddle, Drift Boat, and Oarsman Characteristics)
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I gave this problem some thought and I think this approach makes sense.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robb Grubb Aug 9, 2014.

Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
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Hello Everyone, My name is Guy and this is my first post in this forum.  I am here because I want to build a wooden drift boat and, undoubtedly, I will occasionally need advice of the pool of experts…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Guy Fredrickson on Saturday.

 

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Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Martinac. I tried to save the old swim deck, but all the bolts failed upon disassembly and a good portion of the wood is dry and split. I’ll make a new swim deck. That’s easy enough. "
Saturday
Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Thanks Rick. "
Saturday
Rick Newman replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"You do a great job, I really enjoy seeing the pictures of your work. Rick N"
Saturday
Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Martinac. "
Saturday
Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Martinac. Cleaning and painting engine parts. "
Saturday
Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Cleaned the water pump for the Martinac. Cleaned and rebuilt the water pump for the Chris Craft. Had the starter and generator for the Martinac serviced. Now stripping to make them ready for primer and paint. "
Nov 21
Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Chris Craft. Rebuilding the raw water pump. Sherwood Model N10360G. These were still in production about a year ago. But no longer. I was still able to buy a rebuild kit. "
Nov 13
Guy Fredrickson replied to Derrick Compton's discussion Gunwale Repair
"Good point.  FYI. This summer I used West epoxy (105 and 206)  in temperatures in the high 90’s and it really soaked into the plywood. It certainly acted like a penetrating epoxy. At those temperatures it will kick soon if left in…"
Nov 9
Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Hi Rick. Thanks. I’ll need some luck with this engine. How are you these days?"
Nov 7
Rick Newman replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Good luck! Rick"
Nov 6
Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Martinac. I’m curtailing work on the Martinac’s hull until next spring. I cleaned and organized the work area around the Martinac and moved many tools and supplies back to my garage at home. This winter I’ll focus my attentions…"
Nov 6
Guy Fredrickson replied to Derrick Compton's discussion Gunwale Repair
"For removing the old finish, I’ve had a lot of success with a heat gun and scraper. Takes some skill as not to burn the wood. But it works well once you get the hang of it. "
Nov 1
Guy Fredrickson replied to Derrick Compton's discussion Gunwale Repair
"Hi Derrick, I think you are on the right track. Sand off the old finish. Apply a penetrating epoxy. I like Smith’s Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer. Then varnish. "
Oct 30
Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Martinac. Finally finished installing the interior panels in the bow. Here are some before and after pictures. After…"
Oct 30
Guy Fredrickson replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Martinac. I’ve been waiting for some fasteners to arrive to complete the bow repairs. Meanwhile I’ve been sanding the bottom hull. Overhead sanding is monotonous. I wear goggles, dust mask, and hearing protection. I can maybe reach 70%…"
Oct 24
Guy Fredrickson replied to Jason Knight's discussion AuSable Long Boat Refinishing
"I’ve never seen a boat like that. It’s interesting. Should clean up nicely. Does it need any structural repairs?"
Oct 10

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